MPs to Crack Down on Brewers’ Waste Disposal

​​ Brewers who fail to dispose of their waste water properly could be closed down, MPs have been told. Deputy home affairs minister U Aung Soe told a hluttaw meeting on water pollution most of the currently operating breweries and distilleries could have their licences revoked unless they take urgent measures to clean up their […]

Mekong nations and South Korea eye up Myanmar’s investment potential

Yangon, July 1 – Mekong region countries, together with South Korea, have expressed an interest towards investment in Myanmar’s manufacturing sector, the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has made it known. The fourth Mekong-ROK Business Forum recently took place at Yangon’s Novotel Hotel during which talks and negotiations were held between business entrepreneurs for the possibility of investment between Mekong […]

Congestion tax proposal divides Yangon residents

A proposal to levy a “congestion tax” on cars entering downtown Yangon has prompted a fierce response from motorists, who say it will do little to reduce traffic and may even create more jams. The debate was prompted by U Ba Myint, from the Yangon Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles, which is better known by […]